Xanthichthys lineopunctatus

Striped triggerfish
Characteristic features:

Greyish, sides with thin dark stripes above and spots below, caudal fin with orange outer margin.


Up to 20 cm TL.


Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.


Offshore coral reefs, to 50 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by gillnets, handlines and drive-in nets.

Similar species:

A distinct species easily identifiable by having a grey-brown colouration with thin dark stripes above and spots below and caudal fin with distinct red-orange outer margin.

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